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Heart Healthy Food That Doesn T Require Refrigeration
Please suggest what foods can be considered heart healthy - what should I eat and what should I avoid?
Not all fat is: Created equal...Walnuts & almonds can be beneficial is reasonable amounts. ...Read more
Aspirin: It depends given your past medical history. If you are over 45 you might benefit from a baby Aspirin daily. If you have high cholesterol, having that treated with medication can help reduce your further risk of heart problems. Certainly you want to get adequate exercise most days of the week. There is not enough research to confirm what vitamins to take yet. ...Read more
Fiber and Stanols: 1. Plant stanol margarine (take control / benechol) can lower bad cholesterol by 15%. 2. Soluble fiber products that contain psyllium (metamucil; 2-3 servings/day) can lower cholesterol by 10%. 3. Some soy products like tofu and soy nuts and milk may slightly lower cholesterol. 4. Replace saturated and trans fat (animal/ dairy/processed food) with unsaturated vegetable fat. 5. Cut back on salt. ...Read more
18yroldgirl. I always eat way over the reference intake with healthy food but am slim. I exercise 45 mins every other day. At risk of heart attacketc?
I have been eating 1000 cal. Diet for the past year or so. Whenever i eat a lot of food (not so healthy food) my heart skips and races. Connection?
Healthy diet: Your eating is unlikely healthy at 1000 cal per day and likely is devoid of many essential nutrients. Your heart skipping is likely your body alerting you to this fact and becomes even more out of whack when you eat worse than usual. You need to change your ways asap. See a doctor that can properly guide you in conjunction with a dietitian. ...Read more
Bake never fry: Vegetables like tomatoes, broccoli, lettuce, spinach etc; bake tilapia, salmon, grouper, red snapper, tuna; whole grains; beans; bake chicken;. ...Read more
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